I, myself, am opposed to ethanol subsidies from the government. I think it is a waste of money. Your mileage may certainly vary.
In any event.this made for an interesting read in the AJC.
In the next month or so, you will possibly notice that when you buy gasoline for your vehicle, the dispenser will be freshly labeled “may contain ethanol.”
In fact, over the next several months, the majority of gasoline in the greater Atlanta area and in time the entire state will contain approximately 10 percent ethanol. This is being introduced by Georgia Department of Agriculture as a “voluntary” measure. While voluntary to the petroleum companies, it is far from “voluntary” for the general consumer.
Inevitably, by spring, all gas you buy will be ethanol-bearing. You will have no choice, simply because the big oil companies that distribute the fuel for all the major brands will be mixing ethanol into their gasoline. Ethanol producers receive a 51-cent per gallon federal subsidy. Just remember that the subsidy comes out of your pocket.
You may think ethanol is a good thing and you are helping the nation wean itself off dependency on foreign oil. You could not be more mistaken.